See images below....
There were some folks on Bricklink who were confused, so I posted this there and now here.....
I know that some folks are confused between the Official LEGO Collectors Guide
(book by Fantasia, 800+ pages), and my "new" Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors
Guide (1949-90s) on CD (3000+ pages).
Here's a quick example to help explain that these are 2 different guides using the example of the 310 Esso Service Station set...
The 310 Esso Service Station set was produced from 1956-65. The LAST image
shows an example of this set from the "Official" guide... this is all the information that it gives on the guide. The other images are just part of what I have compiled over the last 12 years.
The other images show the level of detail my "Unofficial" guide goes into, and
why with such a vast quantity of pages and images, a book is not possible, except
as a 4 volume edition at probably over $150. That's why my new expanded CD is
only $29.95 (plus it will allow you to click onto websites showing LEGO TV Commercials,
or a long History of the LEGO company).
NOTE: the other 7 images from my "unofficial" guide for this 310/1310 also has
a LOT of text, timelines and tables that show where/which countries sets/parts
were produced for.
The "official" guide is more of a quick reference, my "unofficial" guide is more
of an Encyclopedic guide into the endless variations of that product we love
This will be my last CD edition... it took a lot of "blood, sweat and tears"...
to put together... but still was a labor of love...
P.S. My new large edition (1949-90s) with lots of new old items as well as many
many newer sets going on into the 1990s is out shortly. Can be ordered here:http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=istokg&itemID=23123237